Roanoke County's school board is meeting this hour to discuss condemning land for a new high school. We'll have a live report.
and we'll meet a Martinsville woman who is clowning her away across the country.
Another chilly night but most regions should stay above the freezing mark. Details just ahead.[medical-head]
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In medical news --
A Roanoke medical center is leading the way for advanced treatments of breast cancer.
And up all night with baby -- the problem could be more serious than you think.
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((OFFICER MARGE DILLON/SALEM POLICE: THE GUN WAS IN HIS RIGHT HAND WHEN I FIRST SAW IT AT ABOUT A 45-DEGREE ANGLE, AND IT WAS COMING UP AT MY FACE.))
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A Roanoke man answers charges today that he tried to kill a police officer.
Kelvin Vaughn's trial will be scheduled in May, but at his preliminary hearing today the police officer remembered the standoff at a Salem apartment complex.
Vaughn is charged with attempted capital murder.
Officer Marge Dillon says on March 11th,
Kim Carter called police saying Vaughn would not leave her apartment.
He had the couple's son inside.
Officer Dillon was standing outside the front door when she says Vaughn opened it -- aimed the gun at her head -- and fired.
[IN Q=I was looking down]
((I WAS LOOKING DOWN THE BARREL. I WOULD IMAGINE IT WAS POINTED AT MY HEAD. I WAS, I SAW THE BARREL, I SAW THE SMOKE COMING OUT OF THE BARREL. AS FAR AS I KNOW IT WAS POINTED AT MY HEAD.))
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[OUT Q=AT MY HEAD]
Dillon says she heard three more shots from within the apartment.
Rescue workers found the toddler in the back bedroom -- he died from two gunshot wounds in the chest.
The defense attorney focused on the facts that officers did not knock -- or talk to Vaughn -- or hear any cries from within the apartment.
But Commonwealth's attorney Fred King says he will file more charges against Vaughn when his trial is set in May.
Roanoke county's school board is meeting this afternoon in part to consider the condemnation of land for a new high school.
Joe Dashiell is at the Roanoke County Administration Building where the school board is sitting down with the County supervisors.
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A cigarette caused the fire that killed a woman at the Clearview Manor apartment complex in Vinton last night.
The medical examiner says 63-year-old Sadie B. Jones died from smoke inhalation and burns.
Fire investigators believe a cigarette she was smoking caught her clothing on fire.
The fire was contained to her apartment, but the smoke spread throughout the building.
About one hundred residents were evacuated.
A cigarette may have also caused a deadly fire at a Washington State Rest home.
The blaze sent smoking pouring through the wood frame buidling late last night- killing seven residents.
((A LOT OF THEM DOWNSTAIRS WERE IN WHEEL CHAIRS ANd TO GET AS MANY AS WE DIED LIKE I SAID I THANK GOD FOR THAT. SOMEBODY WAS LOOKING OUT FOR US.))
[OUT Q=OUT FOR US.]
Residents were not supposed to smoke but they apparently did- smoking every where including in bed.
The building was also NOT equipped with a sprinkler system.
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President Clinton says the Social Security system will remain solvent a few years longer than originally thought. We'll have that next,
and we'll hear how a woman from Martinsville has found her dream job. At least her boss doesn't complain when she clowns around at work.
On Health Check, families with new borns may finally be able to get through a sleepless night.
and Patrick Evans will preview a jazzy attraction tomorrow at Virginia Tech.
Some good news about Social Security- The President quoted figures from the systems' trustees- saying Social Security will remain solvent until the year 20-32, three years longer than originally thought.
But the President also had some words of caution.
((FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY CREATED OUR PROSPERITY. FISCAL IRRESPONSIBILITY COULD UNDERCUT IT SO I WILL RESIST ANY PROPOSALS THAT WOULD SQUANDER THE BUDGET SURPLUS WHETHER ON SPENDING PROGRAMS OR NEW TAX CUTS UNTIL SOCIAL SECURITY IS STRENGTHENED FOR THE LONG TERM.))
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The President says we must act today for our children's tomorrow.
The biggest binge drinkers on college campuses are student leaders, in fraternities, sororities, and on sports teams.
That's one disturbing piece of data released today at the National Symposium on Campus Alcohol Practices -- hosted this year by the College of William and Mary.
Virginia's binge drinking death toll of five students last fall included V-C-U student Nicole Breckenridge.
Her mother told college administrators today that the entire community needs to get involved.
[IN Q=But it's a matter]
((TERESA ROBINSON/NICOLE'S MOTHER: BUT IT'S A MATTER OF TAKING A STAND. AND IF WE DON'T DO THAT, THERE ARE GOING TO BE MORE NICOLES THAT ARE GOING TO COME UP. AND LET ME TELL YOU IT'S NOT A PLEASANT THING TO HAVE A POLICEMAN WALK TO YOUR DOOR AND TELL YOU THAT YOUR CHILD -- VERY NONCHALANTLY -- WAS KILLED IN A CAR CRASH.))
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((ATTORNEY GENERAL MARK EARLEY: THIS PHENOMENON LITERALLY IS KILLING MANY OF OUR YOUNG PEOPLE ACROSS THE NATION.))
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[SUPER=01-Mark Earley/Attorney General; :16]
[OUT Q=these nightmares.]
Experts today reported new numbers showing student athletes drink one to four more beers a week than non-athletes.
Attorney General Earley's Task Force on College Drinking makes recommendations in July.
Juggling, wearing funny outfits, falling down and making people laugh are all parts of the job for Lisa Chapman. Steve Pardon spent a day clowning around with the Martinsville native.
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[SUPER=13-Lisa Chapman/Ringling Brothers Clown; 2:00]
[OUT Q=its possible]
(nat open: Prop four, monkey head for unsuspecting audience member...)
When Martinsville's Lisa Chapman was four years old she told her parents she was going to be a clown. They were supportive, but there were plenty of people who were not.
(3:29:55) I HAD TEACHERS A LOT OF TIMES THAT SAID "OH YOU DON'T WANT TO DO THAT, BE A CLOWN? ARE YOU SURE?"
Any doubts about Lisa's convictions were put aside in 1993 when she was accepted to Ringling Brother's Clown College. The eight week training program was quite a bit different from her days as a costume design major at James Madison University.
(3:29:33) IT WAS SHORTER, THERE WERE NO BIOLOGY LABS AT CLOWN COLLEGE (3:29:39)
What she did learn was things like how to walk on stilts, juggling, the history of clowning, and how to fall with out getting hurt. After 4 and a half years doing very physical comedy, Lisa says she still gets a good feeling every night when she walks onto the floor. Her smile is not part of the act, and nothing makes those aches and pains go away like the look on a child's face.
(3:33:21) KIDS ARE GREAT. THEY ARE THE MOST HONEST AUDIENCE THAT WE COME ACROSS. THEY , IN AN INSTANT YOU KNOW IF THE
Y LIKE YOU OR THEY DON'T IF THEY THINK SOMETHING YOU ARE DOING IS FUNNY OR NOT. A KID CAN MAKE YOUR DAY WHEN THEY COME UP AND GIVE YOU A HUG. IT CAN MAKE A LOT OF BAD THINGS GO AWAY (3:33:53)
She feels fortunate that since she works the East coast she gets to see her family in Martinsville about 4 times a year. In between.. its her fellow clowns that fill the void.
(3:41:43) WE'RE DEFINITELY A LITTLE FAMILY, WE LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER..LIKE SAY IF YOU WERE TO ATTACK ME RIGHT NOW...T
HEEEEESE GUYS WOULD BE ON IT(3:41:52)
(3:42:14) AHHHHHH!!! .......I GOT HIS WALLET!! (3:42:23)
And while Lisa has realized that she probably won't do this for the rest of her life she know that for now this is where she belongs. And as for those people who said she shouldn't do it?
(3:38:52) I HOPE ALL THOSE PEOPLE WILL COME OUT AND SEE THE SHOW AND SEE THAT YOU SHOULDN'T STIFLE ANYONE'S DREAMS...TO
DO WHAT EVER THEY WANT BECAUSE DREAMS DO COME TRUE- AT LEAST THEY DID FOR ME AND I THINK THEY CAN FOR ANYONE WHETHER YOU WANT TO BE A CLOWN OR A LAWYER...OR A NEWS REPORTER..ANYTHING YOU WANT TO DO IT IS POSSIBLE. (3:39:17)
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Blacksburg is the place to be for Jazz fans tomorrow.
Patrick Evans will have the details a little later in the newscast.
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There's more News 7 to come. In Sports, there's news from the N-B-A.
Up next on health check -- we'll have some advice to help babies sleep through the night, and
the breast cancer center in Roanoke is pioneering a new procedure to treat the deadly disease.
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((DR.ALAN HENRY/BREAST CANCER SURGEON:SO FAR IT APPEARS THAT IT'S EQUALLY AS ACCURATE AS DOING THE FULL AXILLARY DISECTION AND MAYBE EVEN MORE ACCURATE.))
[OUT Q=more accurate]
This newly developed sentinel node biopsy uses radio guided surgery.
The procedure is brand new and still in clinical trials, but doctors say by the end of the year it could be offered in Roanoke.
In the past, about 20 lymph nodes in the armpit of a breast cancer patient were surgically removed to determine the necessity of chemotherapy.
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((DR.ALAN HENRY/BREAST CANCER SURGEON:THAT HAS BEEN A SOURCE OF GREAT PROBLEMS TO MANY PEOPLE BECAUSE IT LED TO ARM SWELLING, PAIN, A FAIRLY SIZABLE INCISION, AND SOME RECURRENT AND OFTEN LIFETIME PROBLEMS.))
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Now surgeons can detect which one needs to be removed.
In sentinel node biopsy, a small amount of radioactive dye is injected into the breast around the cancer.
The dye drains into the cancerous node, and only that one that is removed through a much smaller incision.
The cosmetic benefits are one advantage, but the biggest gain is the recovery period.
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((DR.ALAN HENRY/BREAST CANCER SURGEON:RATHER THAN A ONE TO TWO WEEK RECOVERY FROM FULL LYMPH NODE RECOVERY WE'RE LOOKING AT MAYBE A ONE TO TWO DAY RECOVERY.))
[OUT Q=day recovery.]
Which means it's also a less costly operation.
Sentinel node biopsy is still under investigation, but Dr. Henry is very optimistic and preliminary results from stud
ies show the procedure is safe and accurate.[5-Sleeping-Baby]
Bedtime for many families with small children can be a nightmare.
But there are ways to help turn your newborn night owl into a sound sleeper.
Sandra Maas has more.
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[SUPER=01-Brenda Maas/Reporting; :58]
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VT=SOT Brenda Pirie/Joey's mother
"It was just so hard on our family. He wouldn't go to sleep till he was
totally exhausted, 10 or 11 o'clock at nite."
"And then he'd wake up in the middle of the nite for 2 hours and be cranky
most of the day!"
SOUND FAMILIAR? FOR ALOT OF PARENTS IT SHOULD. EXPERTS SAY SLEEP DISTURBANCES
AFFECT 33% OF ALL INFANTS AND 25% OF CHILDREN AGES ONE TO FIVE.
Dr. Park says:
"The most common problem is they just don't sleep thru the nite."
DR. SUNG MING PARK RUNS THE SLEEP LABORATORY AT CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL IN SAN
"By 6 months practically all babies should be able to sleep thru the nite>
YOU HEARD RIGHT.. 6 MONTHS. BY THAT AGE MOST BABIES CAN GO WITHOUT A FEEDING
DURING THE NIGHT. PARK SAYS THE REASON MANY DON'T SLEEP RIGHT THRU IS BECAUSE
THEY ARE NOT BEING TAUGHT TO DO SO.
Dr. Sung Min Park/Children's Hospital
"The parents try to help them by giving them a bottle, patting them, giving
them a pacifier, and soon babies take it as a usual event and every time they
wake up during the coarse of a night they look for that and parents provide
BUT THERE IS A WAY TO BREAK POOR SLEEPING HABITS.
INSTEAD OF CONSOLING YOUR BABY WITH A BOTTLE OR PACIFIER IN THE MIDDLE OF THE
NIGHT, EXPERTS RECOMMEND LEAVING A FAVORITE BLANKET OR TOY INSIDE THE CRIB SO
HE CAN CONSOLE HIMSELF.
BRENDA PIRIE FINALLY GOT JOEY TO SLEEP BY FOLLOWING "THE FERBER METHOD."
VT=SOT Brenda says:
"At first we'd put him to bed, say goodnight, walk away, and he'd scream at
the top of his lungs."
AFTER TWO LONG MINUTES BRENDA WOULD GO BACK INTO JOEY'S ROOM AND QUIETLY
TALK TO HIM WITHOUT PICKING HIM UP. 50-MINUTES LATER HE WAS EXHAUSTED AND
EXPERTS SAY MORE THAN 90% OF SLEEP PROBLEMS CAN BE SOLVED IN THE HOME.. BUT
SOMETIMES A CHILD NEEDS TO BE EVALUATED AT A SLEEP LABORATORY LIKE THIS ONE AT
VT=SOT Dr. Park says:
"The patients we test in this lab often have breathing problems during sleep."
IT'S CALLED SLEEP APNEA-- A CONDITION THAT CAUSES A CHILD TO STOP
BREATHING.. AND PERIODICALLY WAKE UP THRU THE NIGHT. IT CAN LEAD TO A VICIOUS
CYCLE OF POOR SLEEP TO TREAT SLEEP APNEA... A CHILD'S TONSILS OR ADENOIDS ARE
OFTEN REMOVED TO OPEN UP THE AIRWAY. THESE DAYS THE PIRIE HOUSEHOLD IS A MUCH
QUIETER ONE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT. THE SLEEPING NIGHTMARE HAS BEEN PUT TO
SANDRA MAAS FOR CBS NEWS.))
In today's Two Minute Sportsticker, the Charlotte Hornets are just one step away from advancing in the N-B-A playoffs.
With that and more basketball news, here's Mike Stevens.[S5-Awards]
Welcome everybody to the Tuesday ticker that gets ticking on the NBA hardwood tonight.
This afternoon the Detroit Pistons a non-playoff team made news by taking the interim label away from Alvin Gentry's head coaching title.
The 43 year old long time assistant is expected to get a two year deal worth $1 million a season.
You get the feeling he would do the job for nothing.
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Also this afternoon the Hawks' Steve Smith was given the NBA's citizenship award for outstanding community service.
He donated $2 point five million dollars to his alma mater, Michigan State in his late Mom's honor.[S5-NBA]
The Charlotte Hornets are taking a two games to none lead into Atlanta tonight.
Charlotte could close out the first round of the N-B-A playoffs on the Hawks home court.
The Hornets spent some time tweaking their game yesterday.
But everyone realizes Atlanta will be ready for the swarm, tonight.
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((VLADE DIVAC/CHARLOTTE HORNETS: IT'S ALWAYS GOOD TO FINISH UP AS SOON AS YOU CAN BUT OF COURSE THIS IS AN NBA PLAYOFF GAME. IT'S GOING TO BE TOUGH AND HARD. THEY HAVE TIME TO PREPARE AND ADJUST THEIR GAME PLAN AND DEFINITELY THEY'RE GOING TO PLAY TOUGH IN ATLANTA.))
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And finally coming up tonight on News 7 at six, we'll take a look at the popularity explosion surrounding pro wrestling.
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Rasslin' shows are outdrawing more traditional sporting events on a regular basis these days.
And although the promoters are giving the fans more bang for their buck, the main drawing card remains the same.
[IN Q=iT WAS ALWAYS SOLD...]
[SUPER=01-Elliott Murnich/WCW Promoter; :00 ]
[OUT Q=...DRESSED UP A LOT."]
More from Murnich, and a look back to rasslin at Victory stadium tonight at 6.
Have a good night everybody.
[take a break]
Jazz fans will want to make their plans now to visit Virginia Tech tomorrow.
Patrick Evans reports that a very special guest will be in town, and he has an exclusive interview today.
[SUPER=01-Dennis Marx/Jazz Musician;]
[SUPER=01-Chip McNeill/Dir. of Jazz Studies;]